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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Jun 17, 2009 6:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Le Mort joyeux

Hello Cliff. Thanks for bringing a little reminder of grateful dead cultural heritage (and a little variety) to the forum. I wonder if le mort joyeux might have had some subconcious part in the choice of name. I'd bet the teepee that robert and jerry had more than a passing acqaintance with the copper-dome Baudi as he and Mallarme and Rimbaud were required reading for us flower children back in the sixties (some of us might even have been fleurs du mal children)
I wish I could say I was familiar with his works but its forty years since I dabbled and my recollection of the wine and hash essays is very hazy. I'd love to read them now but they're unlikely to be at my local library and my financial priorities preclude any forays to Amazon.
If I recall correctly we share a certain fondness for the grape and the resin, so I'll keep an eye out for any sign of the great man's writings on the subject.
Meanwhile, I'll leave this link to one of my favourite Rimbaud sites.

"There can be no progress (real, that is, moral) except in the individual and by the individual himself." - Charles Baudelaire (from Mon Coeur Mis À Nu, 1897)

"I will walk alone by the black muddy river
Sing me a song of my own" - Robert Hunter

This post was modified by Jerrob Hungar on 2009-06-17 13:15:42